Controlling Risky ConditionsConditions
In atrial fibrillation, the upper chambers of the heart (the atria) quiver instead of beating effectively to move blood into the ventricle.
High blood pressure is the leading modifiable risk factor in ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes. And in two-thirds of first strokes, patients have blood pressure higher than 160/95.
General Tips for Controlling Risk Factors
Anti-Clotting Agents Explained
Antiplatelet and anticoagulant therapies are at the heart of preventing recurrent strokes.